KTEP - El Paso, Texas


Apr 7, 2013

Ben & Daniel talk with Bobby Byrd, poet, essayist, and owner & publisher with Cinco Puntos Press with his wife Lee (www.cincopuntos.com).  Byrd talks about some of the poems in his latest collection, "White Panties, Dead Friends and Other Bits and Pieces of Love" and reads some selections from his upcoming release, "Talking to My Wife While She's Away at Church."  He also talks about whether the recent drug wars in Mexico have affected his poetry, and why he decided to start a publishing house, Cinco Puntos Press.

For this week's Poetic License, UTEP graduate student and teaching assistant Sylvia Aguilar Zéleny shares 3 stories that explain how she became a writer and translator.

Plus, Ben & Daniel talk about their summer travel plans.

Aired April 7, 2013.